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Red Letter Merchant

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Red Letter Merchant

Putting together a band is easy. Turning it into a successful venture is not. Red Letter Merchant is determined to take the idea of becoming an all original, modern rock band and make it a reality. After coming together in early 2008 hoping to avoid further, “typical band drama,” Ryan Louis, (piano, vocals), Scott Neuweg (drums), Jason Ritter (bass) and Camron Yates (guitar, backing vocals) went to work writing songs and recording demos. They spent about three months with producer/engineer Chris Steinmetz (Kayne West, Jay-Z, Smashing Pumpkins) at Chicago Recording Company making Leaving at All Behind. The quartet fleshed out the band sound with the addition of St. Louis guitarist Jace Mitchell, finished the recording, and feel, as singer Louis puts it, “completely stoked about this record.” Now RLM is hitting the road to spread the word and fulfill the dream. 

Red Letter Merchant
Studio A, 97.7FM Alice, live radio show
July 16, 5pm
City Nights Theater, Capital City Bar & Grill
3149 S Dirksen Pkwy
Jul 18, 9pm, CD release show with Glass Halo & Fer de Lance
www.redlettermerchant.com
www.myspace.com/redlettermerchant

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